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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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literature USA 2010 Sheffield, Charles. Brother to Dragons. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1992); pg. 94. "...for the production of theatrical works, and the boxes of clothes and furnishings were labeled. Man and Superman, The Taming of the Shrew, Death of a Salesman, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mousetrap, Hedda Gabler, The School for Scandal, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Duchess of Malfi . . . "
literature USA 2015 Sheffield, Charles. Brother to Dragons. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1992); pg. 132. Pg. 132: [Epigraph, from Coleridge's 'Xanadu'] "So twice ten miles of sterile ground,
With walls and towers were girdled round.' "; Pg. 142: "The biggest in this country is Xanadu, out in Nebraska--over twenty miles square. It holds the most toxic chemical wastes, the highest radioactivity levels... " [Many refs. to a place named 'Xanadu', throughout the rest of the novel.]
literature USA 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 130. [Clark Kent talking to Bruce Wayne.] "'You've turned a whole city into a superstitious and cowardly lot. Haven't you read Machiavelli?'

'My favorite philosopher. next to you, of course. Now Wayne was being facetious. Partly. "

literature USA 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 168. "The living room... where his mom once read to him from Dr. Seuss and from Hans and Margaret Rey... "
literature USA 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 186. [Magog speaking.] "'...You turned tail. You rose into the air and headed south and never came back. Then I realized who you were. You were the Destiny that blew Odysseus' ship all over the Mediterranean. The Wicked Witch of the West. You would be secretly controlling my life until the day I defeated you...' "
literature USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 27. "'...Like, I memorized 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' last year in two or three readings, the whole thing...' "
literature USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 50. "...built-in bookcases stuffed with volumes: Walden, Two Years Before the Mast, The Canterbury Tales, Paradise Lost, The Complete Shakespeare, Huckleberry Finn, Great Expectations, the poems of Rilke and Robinson Jeffers, Kon-Tiki. "
literature USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 66. "The Wind in the Willows " [also pg. 69]; Pg. 71: "What it [Pam's poem] was really about... was a certain poetic form, much loved of Kipling (who used it for 'The Ballad of East and West' and Tomlinson' and God only knew how many other poems), described as either tetrameter/trimer or heptameter verse, in four- or eight-line stanzas, generally iambic but with grace-note dactyls and anepsts plentifully thrown in, rhyming abab or abcb, and with a generous mixture of internal rhymes. "; Pg. 73: "Kipling, Tennyson... Story poems... 'The Ballad of East and West'... "; [also pg. 101]; Pg. 78: Kipling; Pg. 94: "In Pinny's Hefn she had... In the novel... "; Pg. 160: Kipling; Pg. 266: T. S. Eliot, 'Prufrock' [Many refs. to the novel Pam wrote or is writing, in may places in novel, but refs. to this not in DB, because aren't refs. to actual work of literature.]
literature USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 8. Pg. 8: "'Do you ever read any of the books you burn?'

He laughed. 'That's against the law!'

'Oh. Of course.'

'It's fine work. Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes. That's our official slogan.' ";

Pg. 50: "'We burnt copies of Dante and Swift and Marcus Aurelius.'

'Wasn't he a European?'

'Something like that.' " [More about Aurelius, pg. 151.];

Pg. 87: "'Oh, there are many actors alone who haven't acted Pirandello or Shaw of Shakespeare for years because their plays are too aware of the world. We could use their anger...'

...'What? Men quoting Milton? Saying, I remember Sophocles? Reminding the survivors that man has his good side, too?...' ";

Pg. 89: "'...Drama from Aeschylus to O'Neill...' "; Pg. 106: Sir Philip Sidney; Alexander Pope

literature USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 54. "'Classics cut to fit fifteen-minute radio shows, then cut again to fill a two-minute book column, winding up at last as a ten- or twelve-line dictionary resume. I exaggerate, of course. The dictionaries were for reference. But many of those whose sole of Hamlet (you know the title certainly, Montag; it is probably only a faint rumor of a title to you, Mrs. Montag) whose sole knowledge, as I say, of Hamlet was a one-page digest in a book that claimed: now at last you can read all the classics; keep up with your neighbors. Do you see? Out of the nursery into the college and back into the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more.' "
literature USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 59. "'Colored people didn't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people didn't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it. Someone's written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping. Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag. Take your fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator...' "
literature USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 151. Pg. 151: "'I want you to meet Jonathan Swift, the author of that evil political book, Gulliver's Travels! And this other fellow is Charles Darwin, and this one is Schopenhauer, and this one is Einstein, and this one here at my elbow is Mr. Albert Schweitzer, a very kind philosopher indeed. Here we all are, Montag. Aristophanes and Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha and Confucius and Thomas Love Peacock and Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Lincoln, if you please. We are also Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.' "; Pg. 152: "'...We are all bits and pieces of history and literature and international law. Byron, Tom Paine, Machievelli, or Christ, it's here...' "; Pg. 153: Thoreau's Walden
literature USA 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 43. "They met in the spacious parlor of the house. It had been decorated in what Paul had always thought of as mock Gone With the Wind style: frills and doodads everywhere; long sweeping curtains of heavy silk on the tall windows; overstuffed furniture; patterned wallpaper. The house was only a few years old. "
literature USA 2040 Dick, Philip K. "Orpheus with Clay Feet " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1963); pg. 290. Pg. 290: "'Our Mr. Manville will see you in a moment, Mrs. Slade. Please be seated. You'll find authentic nineteenth century Harper's Weeklies over on the table, there.' She added, 'And some twentieth century Mad Comics, those great classics of lampoonery equal to Hogarth.' "; Pg. 292: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
literature USA 2047 Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 100. Pg. 68: "'Who's Fausting whom?' he asked. "; Pg. 100: "...a good literary upbringing, books no vids: Kazantzakis Cavafi in original Greek Joyce Burroughs both Edgar Rice and William and Shakespeare Goldstern Remick Randall Burgess... "; Pg. 102: Ezra Pound
literature USA 2051 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 177. Pg. 177: Locke; Rousseau; Franklin; Jane Austen; Pg. 327: Othello and Desdemona; Pg. 350: Locke; Paine [May be other refs. not in DB, but not at all extensive.]
literature USA 2053 Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 195. "'Remember Jabberwocky, girls?' he cried. 'Jokie, can you recite the first two verses?' " [More, pg. 195-197, 211.]
literature USA 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 39. "...the tone poem by Saint-Saens, 'Danse macabre,' "
literature USA 2105 Heinlein, Robert A. "Coventry " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981; story copyright 1940); pg. 158. "'No . . . not exactly--but I've read al the classic: Zane Grey, an Emerson Hough, and so forth.' "
literature USA 2175 Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 25. "'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam! I've always wanted it! But how did you even know there was such a thing? Who told you about it, Amanda?'

'I read about it,' said Little Miss... "

literature USA 2196 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 30. In Any Weather by Linzey Olsen
literature USA 2210 Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 110. "The English language... had altered tremendously over the past six hundred years. Now and then he had looked at some of Sir's books, the words of the ancient poets--Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare--and he had seen that their pages were sprinkled with footnotes to explain archaic word usage to modern readers. "
literature Utah 1972 Marshall, Donald R. "The Week-end " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1972); pg. 44. Pg. 44: Marlowe, Chekhov, Ibsen, Wuthering Heights; Jane Eyre; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; Pg. 45: The Art of Writing Fiction; Fairy Mythology in Shakespeare, Arthurian Legends in Medieval Art
literature Utah 1982 Johnston, Sibyl. "Iris Holmes " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1988); pg. 314. "I thought of Robert smiling across the table at the humanities banquet this past March, discussing Camus's The Stranger over lime meringue pie and twirly vanilla cookies: 'The meaning of the cliff is in not jumping,' he had said. "
literature Utah 1987 Spencer, Darrell. "I am Buzz Gaulter, Left-hander " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1987); pg. 138. "My first night there, I asked him about the sign above the register. It says, 'Gary Gillmore drank here.' I said, 'Is that true?'

He said, 'Often.'

He keeps a stack of The Executioner's Song on the counter. A big thick book. One day I'll buy one. I asked him if it was true. He said, 'It happened.' "

literature Utah 1988 Johnston, Sibyl. "Iris Holmes " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1988); pg. 306. "What but design of darkness to apall?--
If design govern in a thing so small?
--Robert Frost "
literature Utah 1989 Bennion, John. "Dust " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 290. Pg. 290: "No end depends upon a middle in my life, no new and glorious future grows organically out of my past, as Aristotle, Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitman, Brigham Young, Horatio Alger, and Karl Marx promised. "; Pg. 292: "Can I sacrifice my wife and children to warn the people as Abraham and Tolstoy did?... Kierkegaard... Knight of Vital Faith... "
literature Utah 1989 Sillitoe, Linda. "Windows on the Sea " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 154. "I looked it up in the big literature book I had Brad bring from home. 'The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock.' "
literature Utah 2020 Card, Orson Scott. "The Fringe " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 245. "'I really, truly loved Little Men,' said LaVon. 'It just gave me goose bumps.' " [Extended passage about a student's book report on Alcott's novel.] [This story is indexed in this DB as part of Card's Folk of the Fringe. No other refs. in DB from the Bright Angels collection.]
literature Utah 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "They mutually loved their recollection and their use of German. It meant Goethe and Heine and Schiller and Kafka and Falada; both men, together, lived for this and on this. "; Pg. 10: "...the good power lay Above, Ubrem Sternenzelt, as Schiller had once said: above the band of stars. "; Pg. 13: "It was like Oedipus wandering; what he saw, or rather what he failed to see. His eyes were not destroyed; they were really covered... "; Pg. 14: "not the aural text of some great American epic poetic stupidity such as Whittier's Snowbound. "; Pg. 26: "Sappho. Translated by Landor... Gretchen am Spinnrade--in the first part of Goethe's Faust... " [More on this page about Sappho and Goethe.]; Pg. 65: Schiller; Pg. 95: "A pile of Time magazines. "; Pg. 121: Oscar Wilde
literature Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 26. "Bybee looked out across the cafe. During the Sipes trial, the pro-Mormon Deseret News had repeatedly printed a cartoon of Bybee mounted on a horse, in medieval armor, aiming a lance at the windmill-topped Salt Lake Temple. " [Reference to Don Quixote]
literature Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 75. "Zolene limped from the room and Bybee, rather than sitting down, rasped across the room to inspect a bookshelf that was jammed and sagging with books, hundreds of them. Some were novels, others collections of poetry, but most were manuals and treatises on cattle raising and farming and irrigation. He began to turn away, but a partially shelved paperback caught his eye, and he recognized it from its streaky sky-blue color and the horn-blowing angel on the cover. It was the Book of Mormon, one of the older paperback editions, wedged halfway in between other LDS gospel. "
literature Utah: Salt Lake City 1989 Bennion, John. "Dust " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 285. "My Journal: The Tao of Listing. Like Robinson Crusoe, I have a 'certain Stupidity of the Soul' and like him I have lists, not of provision, but of anchors in space and time...

A selection from Robinson Crusoe's list:
- small Ropes and Ropes-twine
- a Piece of spare Canvass
- a barrel of wet Gunpowder
- a great Hogshead of Bread
- three large Runlets of Rum or Spirits
- a Box of Sugar

My list:... "

[Other refs. to Crusoe, not in DB. See pg. 288.]

literature Vietnam 1980 Dick, Philip K. "Faith of Our Fathers " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1967); pg. 366. "John Dryden, the seventeenth-century English poet "; 'A Song for St. Cecilia's Day' [Page 266 or page 366?]
literature Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 89. "'And this is my new pink bear. Are you a heffalump?' She always had trouble with the word [elephant], and fell back as usual on the Winnie the Pooh rendition. "
literature Virginia 2014 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 22. "...compared him to Rimbaud, some French poet who had burned like the sun and then never wrote again. "
literature Washington 1905 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 26. Pg. 26: Samuel Butler (also pg. 50, 64, 191, 220); Pg. 31: Homer (also pg. 50); Pg. 37: Verne; Kipling; Poe; Pg. 38: Coleridge; Pg. 78: Oscar Wilde (also pg. 88); Pg. 112, 115: Grendel; Beowulf; Pg. 185: "The backbone and foundation of my mother's bookshelf was Emerson and Montaigne, but her taste ran out to the further extremities: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Dickens, Scottish Chiefs, Ivanhoe, Days of Bruce, Victor Hugo... Paul and Virginia by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre... Poe... Irving, Lowell, Hawthorne, Woodberry, Carlyle, Arnold... Pilgrim's Progress... Iliad... Huxley, Spencer... Bronte... J. Austen... "; Pg. 186: Kipling; Scott; Stevenson; Dumas; Stanley Weyman; Anthony Hope; Verne; Griffith; Poe; Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; Pg. 189: Emily Dickinson; Pg. 207: Walt Whitman: 'Songs of Myself'; Pg. 239: Willa Cather [Many other literary refs., not in DB.]
literature Washington, D.C. 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 324. "'...It's stupid for us to be running around separately playing Joe Hardy and Nancy Drew. Call me here as soon as you get this message.' "
literature Washington, D.C. 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 33. Pg. 33: "girl in Virginia Woolf T-shirt "; Pg. 81: Jane Eyre (also pg. 267, 377); Pg. 374-377: Wuthering Heights; Pg. 400: "...the Babar books... "(also pg. 424, 479-480, 490, 516, 530, etc.) [Some other literary refs., not in DB, but not a major focus.]
literature Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 138. "Among the row of books on the shelves above the dry bar, Sandburg's Lincoln and Kennedy's Profiles in Courage were upside down. "
literature Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 6. Pg. 6: Dr. Seuss; Pg. 28: Finnegans Wake (also pg. 30); Pg. 32: Oscar Wilde; Pg. 33: The Golden Bough; Pg. 77: Daughters of the Setting Sun; Pg. 117: Brideshead Revisited; Pg. 166: The Ginger Man; Pg. 190: Homer's huakinthos; Pg. 237: Robert Graves; The White Goddess; Pg. 274: Wilde's Salome; Pg. 324: "...and a couple of paperbacks, Shampoo Planet and Pylon and a book about the Neanderthals. "; Pg. 328: "...first edition of The Origin of Species... '...the guy who wrote The Little Prince.' " [Many other literature refs., not in DB. Much of novel takes place in a university humanities dept.]
literature Washington, D.C. 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 20. Pg. 20: "...his elementary school library, where he discovered, tucked in among more conventional fare like The Wind in the Willows and Johnny Tremain... "; Pg. 78: "A couple of guys in trench coats? That was like something from a Robert Ludlum novel. "; Pg. 79: "Across the aisle, a businessman read a John Grisham thriller. "
literature Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 29. "P. T. Barnum is well known for the dictum about the birth rate of the chronically gullible. Less known, but just as important to those of us in this line of work is the other great truth of life, stated by H. L. Mencken:

That is, that nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. "

literature Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 36. "Lorenzo turned his chair so he had a clear view out the window of his little [guard] shack, then leaned back and opened the Tom Clancy novel he had been perusing.

He had not gotten far--Jack Ryan was just starting to get in a fat lot of trouble--when out of the corner of his eye... Lorenzo closed the Clancy novel, crossed his arms, and waited. "

literature Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 60. "It wasn't easy to write Pulitzer Prize prose, however, about a woman who had just published the fifth in her series of books about fuzzy animals... The life-style page. Why write about life-styles when there was so much other stuff, real news, going on in Washington? "; Pg. 61: Susan looked at her lead sentence. Ask any child who their favorite tree-chewing critter is, and they'll name Bizzy Beaver and all the other furry friends who live on Paducah Pond.

'Stupid fuzzy animals!' She cracked her knuckled. She stretched her fingers and started typing. It's just a shame that Bizzy and all of his little friends have ended up with their heads stuffed and mounted on the walls of Big Ed's hunting lodge. Her lips turned up in a smile. "

literature Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 108. "So I picked out a nice Sony Readman and a few discs--The Compleat Works of Shakespeare, 20 x 20: The Works of Twenty Twentieth-Century American Poets, and Ten Classic Translations of the Bible. "
literature Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 158. Pg. 158: from Scarlet Letter: Hester Prynne, Nathaniel Hawthorne
literature Washington, D.C. 2000 Robinson, Kim Stanley. "Down and Out in the Year 2000 " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1986); pg. 135. "That night after feeding Debra her potato, and eating two himself, he washed the pot in the bathroom sink, and then took a can of mushroom soup up to Rochelle, who gave him a big smile.

Walking down the stairs he beeped the kazoo, listening to the stairwell's echoes. Ramon passed him and grinned, 'Just call you Robinson Caruso.' he said, and cackled.

'Yeah.'...

He kneeled at the window, stuck his head out, hummed through the kazoo. Tune after tune buzzed the still, hot air. From the floor below Ramon stuck his head out his window to object: 'Hey, Robinson Caruso! Ha! Ha! Shut the... up, I'm trying to sleep!' "

literature Washington, D.C. 2005 Bell, M. Shayne. "Mrs. Lincoln's China " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 18. "...Margaret Brown Klapthor book, Official White House China: 1789 to the Present... "
literature Washington, D.C. 2029 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 219. Blake's 'The Tyger'; Pg. 229: The Origin of Species; Das Kapital
literature Wisconsin 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 120. "But Fourmyle was in the library bludgeoning his librarian over the head with Bloch's 'Das Sexual Leben' (eight pounds, nine ounces)... "
literature world -600 B.C.E. Tilton, Lois. "The Craft of War " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 90. Odysseus
literature world -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 295. "First he would sing us a verse from Homer's Iliad, crudely emphasizing the six stresses to the line. "; pg. 476: "Democritus reminds me of Aeschylus' play The Persians, which someone read to me when I first came to Athens. The play is perfect nonsense. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
literature world -105 B.C.E. Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 474. "...that tugged at them like the Sirens' voices at fettered Odysseus. "
literature world -55 B.C.E. Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. -5. [Quote from Lucretius: De Rerum Natura, 55 BC. Other quote at end of book, pg. 283.]
literature world 850 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 563. "The library of St. Piquier, as early as the ninth century, had 256 volumes, including Virgil, Cicero, Terence and Macrobius. Charles the Fifth had no less than nine hundred and ten volumes, so that his personal collection was about as big as the Everyman Library is today. "
literature world 1650 Matz, Marc. "Despite and Still " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 235. [Year estimated.] "I closed the book I had been reading--Estavio's Moral Tales--and placed it atop the pile of volumes that leaned perilously against my chair. "
literature world 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 108. "The Grecian Coffeehouse, where he had met Vasilisa, Maclaurin, Heath, Voltaire. " [Other literary refs, incl. epigraphs, not in DB.]
literature world 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 3. [Back cover] "And our hero, Professor Brendan Doyle, who has no idea what he is getting into when he agrees to give a lecture on Samuel Taylor Coleridge . . . "; Pg. 3: Epigraph quote by Tennyson; Pg. 15: Epigraph by Marcus Aurelius; Pg. 18: Lord Byron; Ashbless; Hazlitt and Wordsworth; Pg. 29: Milton [Many refs. to literature and authors, not in DB.]
literature world 1866 Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870); pg. 5. In those newspapers short of copy, you saw the reappearance of every gigantic imaginary creature, from "Moby Dick, " that dreadful white whale from the High Arctic regions, to the stupendous kraken whose tentacles could entwine a 500-ton craft and drag it into the ocean depths. [Other references to Moby Dick, not in DB.]
literature world 1866 Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870); pg. 44. "At first I was dragged about twenty feet under. I'm a good swimmer, without claiming to equal such other authors as Byron and Edgar Allan Poe, who were master divers, and I didn't lose my head on the way down. With two vigorous kicks of the heel, I came back to the surface of the sea. "
literature world 1866 Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870) "These thoughts swiftly crossed my mind while this strange individual fell silent, like someone completely self-absorbed. I regarded him with a mixture of fear and fascination, in the same way, no doubt, that Oedipus regarded the Sphinx. "
literature world 1887 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 163. "The Golden Dawn had 144 members--a significant number in arcane lore--and was formed for the acquisition of initiatory knowledge and powers, and for the practice of ceremonial magic. Many leading figures of the day were members, such as Bram Stoker (the author of the novel Dracula) and Sax Rohmer (the creator of Fu Manchu). One of its 'grand masters' was the prominent poet William Butler Yeats. He presided over meetings dressed in a kilt, wearing a black mask, and with a golden dagger in his belt. "
literature world 1896 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 161. "H. G. Wells has only recently published The Time Machine. McKinley has been elected this very month. Henry James has just fled to Europe... Crane and Dreiser and Norris are, only now, beginning to evolve the realistic school of writing. "
literature world 1900 Lanier, Sterling E. "A Father's Tale " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 123. "'...you know, despite what Kipling may have written on the subject. Most educated Englishmen in Southeast Asia had jobs...' "


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